David Golder

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This title is translated by Sandra Smith, with an introduction by Patrick Marnham. In 1929, 26-year-old Irene Nemirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel "David Golder". At the time, only the most prescient would have pr ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/11/15
Anche in quest'opera l'autrice supera se stessa. Mantiene una narrazione IMPECCABILE! In queste pagine si può percepire come ,nonostante sia consapevole del dolore e di quali dovrebbero essere le cose importanti della vita, il protagonista continua i ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 10/12/10
http://viuillegeix.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/david-golder-i-el-ball-irene-nemirovsky/
Ha scritto il 07/10/07
I discovered Irene Nemirovsky after reading her posthumous bestseller "Suite Francaise", the novel she wrote just before she was killed by the Nazis in Auschwitz in 1942.

"David Golder" was a bestseller and critically acclaimed novel in France

"David Golder" was a bestseller and critically acclaimed novel in France in 1929 when Nemirovsky was only 26. The main character, Golder, was a Jewish tycoon in Paris who fled Russia at 18 and worked his way up in America and Europe, mastering a fortune at the expense of others along the way. The Great Depression took its toll not only on Golder's wealth, but also on his health.

When this book was first published, it was criticised as anti-Semitic, although Nemirovsky was herself a Jew and all she did was creating the character Golder, a ruthless, cold-blooded and much hated Jewish financier, and she did it so well. Faced with enemies on all fronts at the age of 68, Golder had only one thing to cling onto - his daughter who only loved him for his money. When I read the thoughts of Golder struggling with heart failure during his twilight years, I could almost feel his pain, loneliness and suffering. Not many authors could do that. Nemirovsky was a true rarity.

"David Golder" is a showcase of Nemirovsky's talents, which were later manifested in a more mature manner in the masterpiece "Suite Francaise". Although not as good as "Suite Francaise", "David Golder" is still a precious literary find that cannot be missed. ...Continua

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